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arrived in baghdad for his trip in pakistan. nice to see you. >> i'm away. you're away. >> we're here. >> anyway. let's talk about leon panetta. >> yeah. >> the old unannounced visit. it will be a mark -- one of the things that really pointing out is accusations of iran arming iraqi insurgents using the weapons, obviously, against u.s. troops. i've been there 11 times. they used to say this years ago, that the iranians were providing technology as the charges that were doing so much damage to u.s. armored vehicles. now they're talking about it being rockets and things like that, upping the ante in terms of the weaponry. and leon panetta saying the u.s. won't stand for that. they'll protect the troops. last month was a bad month for u.s. troops. more than a dozen troops were kills in iraq. worst month in two years, exactly two years. >> is there a message here from iran as we start to pull -- as u.s. starts to pull troops out of iraq? they're supposed to be out by the end of this year? >> yeah, well, you know, iran had a lot of influence in iraq really for years now. it's one of the by
to be moved out of the way. >>> the rocky relationship between the u.s. and pakistan has hit a new low now that washington is cutting $800 million worth of military aid. it's all part of a tough new tactic in dealing with pakistan. the bbc reports now from washington. >> reporter: this was the bloodyobloody aftermath of the secret made in may when the u.s. killed osama bin laden. the fact that this was in pakistan brought murmumu of complicity from the u.s. and anger at america's presence there. now as the fallout continues, washington has announced it's withholding military aid from its uncomfortable ally. >> the pakistani relationship is difficult but it must be made to work over time. but until we get through these difficulties, we will hold back some of the money that the american taxpayers have committed. >> reporter: every year the u.s. gives around $2 billion worth of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third ofhat amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payment
of a former british prime minister. and pakistan's reaction to news that the united states government is cutting millions of dollars in military aid. i'll talk to the country's ambassador to the united states about the growing tension and the impact on the war on terror. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." the federal debt is soaring high or above the limit almost by the second. and president obama is vowing to hold daily negotiations to raise the ceiling if that's what it takes. another round of talks broke up just a little while ago without repeat any break through. with 22 days left the president says he won't accept the stop gap plan to prevent america from defaulting on its debts. he used a news conference this morning to challenge both parties and to lay down some markers. >> i will not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension. that's just not an acceptable approach. and if we think it's going to be hard, if we think it's hard now, imagine how these guys are going to be thinking six months from now in the middle of election season when they're all up. it's n
and cut out. >>> the u.s. may decide to withhold millions in military aid to pakistan. this is according to a "new york times" report. the u.s. is said to be unhappy with the efforts that pakistani army has been making against the taliban as well as al qaeda. as well as $800 million in assistance could be suspended. this could cause some major problems. if pakistan takes tougher action, the aid could resume. mean while, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan. panetta is meeting with american military leaders and afghan officials. nbc's atia abawi is in kabul this morning. bring us up to speed on what leon panetta is saying that al qaeda is basically on the run and close to being completely stamped out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. the new secretary of defense's first trip as the defense secretary here in afghanistan, prior to arriving he talked to reporters on the plane about how he feels alg al qaeda is going right now, the war against terror. he says the strategic defeat of al qaeda is within reach, primarily pointing the the death of bin laden, the information they got
suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since the u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s tracked down and killed osama bin laden at his pakistan hideout. president obama's chief of staff calls pakistan a critical but sometimes unreliable partner in the fight against terrorism. and more must be done to restore the relationship. >>> over the weekend, condolences poured in from politicians around the world paying final respects to first lady betty ford. now it's the everyday people she touched around the country who will have a chance to say good-bye. >> reporter: her candor and courage toucheded the nation. and now we know more about how betty ford's family will p p tribute. >> people in america and across the world, they are going to say good-bye and they do want to pay tribute to her. >> reporter: they will. in public and private services in california and michigan. mrs. ford, who died of natural causes friday at age 93, will first be remembered in a private service tuesday in palm desert, california, near where she and president ford lived after the whi
$800 million in aid to pakistan's military. the u.s. is trying to pressure pakistan to crack down on militants. meanwhile, a suicide bomber struck at a rally, six people were killed there, another 15 wounded. an explosion at a naval base in cyprus when munitions on a cargo ship caught fire. the blast was so huge, it knocked out power to the nation's largest electricity plant, which is right near that base. >>> conservative christian group has retracted a controversial package about slavery from its marriage pledge but not before two presidential candidates actually signed on to it. deputy political director paul steinhauser has the rest of the story here, read iing between t lines. >> a lot of of people talking about this story, iowa, first caucus state. family leader, one of the top social conservative groups in iowa. very, very important, constituents in iowa. and we're talking about traditional marriage, a pledge for the candidates to sign, to promote fidelity with your spouse and promote traditional marriage, not same-sex marriage. the preamble says slavery had a disastrous im
that the administration is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan's military. the goal is to pressure pakistan to fight militants more effectively and to stop elements of pakistan's military from backing the taliban in afghanistan. all of this, one more sign of the growing tensions between the u.s. a a pakistan. >>> as all of this debate over spending plays out in washington, in towns across this country, millions of americans just want to find a job. tonight, another stunning number behind the new and rising unemployment figures. it now takes an average of ten months to find a job, the longest ever. millions of americans now have only food stamps to get by, and those benefits kick in once a month at midnight. and it's created a new shopper in this country. the families heading out in darkness to get their food. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> looks like it's ready. >> reporter: we spent more than a month following leslie benson and her family. she was laid off from her job as a corporate health care administrator two years ago. her unemployment has run out. and the state gives her just $97 in
uranium in south africa, but pakistan has always been this focused and there's a reason it's the most dangerous place on earth it's the fifth largest nuclear power and 110 nuclear weapons it's estimated they have more terrorist groups per square mile than any other place you can find in that region as you might suspect from the fact binh two -- bin laden had been there a number of years and the security service, the isi come has close ties to the former current and the velte fund and start the taliban back in afghanistan and they started the ltte. the people would give the attacks in india as a counterweight to the military power. all those groups of operational connections now and the experts would be and are inclined to plan operations against the west both at home and abroad, so the question becomes then how vulnerable is the pakistani arsenal and how much would someone get a nuclear complex there's several ways. you could of the clandestine sale of materials which a.q., the father of the program for a number of years you could have a rogue officer take over the nuclear installatio
of military assistance to pakistan. now it says it's holding back more than one-third of that amount. $800 million. some of the aid is thought to be in the form of equipment and training by u.s. personnel. the rest, payments for pakistani troops deployed along the afghan border. america trains the troops that work here. but amid growing tension. pakistan expelled some u.s. military trainers recently and has threatened to close cia bases. if america's using military aid to encourage cooperation, will it work? >> assistance is given to big influence. and by doing this, washington is actually going to be left without any influence with the pakistan army and with the people of pakistan because this will be seen as a munativepunitive action which is meant to punish pakistan rather than provide an incentive for cooperation. >> reporter: here, officicls say this i inot a change in policy. that's a long-term relationship between the countries is important. remember, america needs pakistan to help fight the taliban. to do that, pakistan needs america's money. bbc news, washington. >
africa. that pakistan has always been his focus, and there's a reason it's the most dangerous place on earth. it's the fifth largest nuclear power. up to 100 nuclear weapons. it's estimated they have more terrorist groups for square-mile and in a place you can find in that region. as we might suspect from the fact that bin laden had the planes fly for years, their security service, the isi has close ties to former current jihadists. they help to find and the taliban to fight the russians. back in afghanistan. they fought and started the people he did the mumbai attacks in india. as a counterweight to india military power. all those groups have operational connections to each other now. the experts believe that they would be, and are inclined to plan operations against the west, both at home and abroad. so the question becomes then how vulnerable is the pakistani arsenal? how might someone need a nuclear bomb? there's several ways. you could have a rogue officer come you have a clandestine sale of materials which a.q. khan, the father of the nuclear program of pakistan before a numbe
times" says the u.s. may suspend military aid to pakistan as defense secretary leon panetta visits afghanistan, the paper reports the possible halt of $800 million in assistance and equipment. that could have an effect on u.s. troops in afghanistan. the report says the aid could resume if pakistan takes tougher action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, secretary panetta told reporters on the plane it's time to focus on defeating al qaeda once and for all. >> i think we had undermined their ablthd to conduct 9/11-type attacks. we had them on the run. >> secretary panetta met with american military officials. atia abawi is in afghanistan. good morning. bring us up to date. >> good morning. panetta's very first trip as secretary of defense to afghanistan, before he landed he brought up the situation with al qaeda. he said, quote, the strategic defeat of al qaeda is within reach. this is a time to go after him, especially after bin laden. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them bec
the u.s. and pakistan have been even more tense since bin laden was killed. today, word tensions may have reached a new high. plus in the race for the white house, new hampshire, of course, a key stop. congressman with local roots will share his insight on which contenders could see success in his state. stay with us. [ mom ] one of the challenges for kayla being gluten-free is actually finding choices the whole family will love. five flavors of chex are gluten-free, including the honey nut flavor. and it's nice for me to be able to syes" to something that they want to eat. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five flavor gluten free to something that they want to eat. funny thing about vegetables... they fill you up without filling you out. yes! v8 juice gives you three of your five daily servings of vegetables. that's what i'm talking about! v8. what's your number? a living, breathing intelligence that's helpi drive the future of business. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibil
, but 12 cents lower than a month ago. >>> the relationship between pakistan and the united states could get more strained. the white house is with holding military aid to the country. the chief of staff says that the leaderships must improve. the situation in pakistan has been worsened. >>> later on today, the man who fell to his death at a ranger's game will be layed -- laid to rest. he fell head first trying to catch a ball into the stands by josh hamilton. members of the team's front office are attending the funeral. it's a very, very sad day for the texas rangers organization. >> stone was a firefighter in brownwood, texas. today's funeral procession includes a hundred fire trucks. >>> the orioles needing to regroup, coming off of their 7th straight loss yet. -- loss yesterday. the birds took a three one lead. the pitching staff struggled again. red sox hit three home runs. the orioles were swept in back to back series. >>> and it's a set back for the yankees. a-rod is getting surgery on his right knee today. he should be back in the lineup for the last month of the season. >>> and
with pakistan, the administration is suspending aid to pakistan's military. relations have been rocky since u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden at his pakistani hide-out. >>> heat advisories and warnings are in effect for more than a dozen states. unbearable conditions for millions of americans. temperatures are soaring past the 100-degree mark. across the plains. heat advisories in effect from texas to the east coast. more now from abc's barbara pinto. >> reporter: the country's midsection is suffocating under a sticky, hot blanket of misery. >> smash the old record. of 106, topping off at 110. >> this afternoon, just hot and humid. >> so far, hot air. >> reporter: in oklahoma city, omaha and minneapolis, uncomfortable and dangerous. in milwaukee, organizers called off this half marathon after runners collapsed. >> some people were kind of passing out. >> reporter: this is the 12th straight day of 100-degree temperatures in oklahoma city. the 20th so far this season. wichita falls has spent 36 of the past 38 days in the tripip digits. >> plenty of fluids. keep a little shade on your h
in pakistan. >> dave: they believe the head of al-qaeda is in pakistan al sar zawahiri. they said they're not happy with their actions and-- >> they're ratting us out when we go to the leaders. >> dave: they've kicked out military trainers. >> mike: it's hard to give money to people, maybe a segment of the pakistan military was harboring osama bin laden for goodness sake. >> ainsley: time for the headlines. two tennessee national guard members are dead after their helicopter goes down. the chopper crashed during a routine training flight. the chopper hit power lines on the way down, knocking out power to thousands of residents there as well. no word yet on the cause. the pilots were in an oh-58-d kiowa helicopter the subject of a lawsuit allegedly, alleging a faulty control system and fighter jets intercept two civilian planes near camp david where president obama is staying. it happened at separate times. both planes were escorted to nearby airports and they say the first plane had been out of radio communication. no word why the cessna got so close. the third time this month that pla
cap. the u.s. is with holding $800 million in aid to pakistan. president obama's chief of staff confirmed the move today. william daily says pakistan has quote taken steps that have given us reason to pause. the pakistani military tells cnn it has not been officially informed that aid from washington is being withheld. >>> defense secretary leon panetta is in iraq today. it's his first trip there as head of the pentagon. panetta is meeting with iraqi leaders and u.s. troops scheduled to leave that country at the end of the year. this comes as iraqi leaders debate whether to ask the u.s. to stay beyond 2011. >>> the shuttle "atlantis" arrives at the international space station one last time to a big old embrace. they were welcomed aboard by the current crew. they have a year's worth of supplies and it's going to take both crews about a week to unload all of it. >> the high flying antics of the blue angels are bringing thousands of spectators to pensacola beach this weekend. the huge crowds are providing a much needed boost for the gulf coast economy after last year's oil spill ke
, surrounded by engraving of the names of those who died. >>> pakistan could lose $8 million in u.s. military assistance according to unnamed sources from the "new york times". administration wants to fight militants more effectively. they expelled several u.s. forces in recent weeks. the military aid includes equipment and training. sources told the "new york times" military assistance would rule when pakistan proves its commitment to counterterrorism efforts. >>> the new defense secretary said defeat is in reach. he made the statement to reporters on a flight to afghanistan. he said new intelligence, air strikes and the killing of osama bin laden have all but paralyzed the terrorist organization. >> now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> secretary panetta also confirmed that the cia joined the u.s. military in air strikes aimed at taking out al qaeda leadership in yemen. once in afghanistan he had dinner with a afghan president ha
their ability . also he believes that al-zawahri may be over the border in pakistan's northwestern federally administered tribal area. the defense secretary will have to deal with tense relations with pakistan following the killing of osama bin laden there. he said there was efforts to help them in the hunt for al-qaida members. but he said they have helped in the past track some of them down. back to you. >> david, in kabul. >> political sacrifices are needed on both sides of the aisle to solve the budget critesis. will democrats and republicans move past the rhetoric when they sit down in the white house tomorrow. >> hi, to you john. goal to whack four trillion off of the deficit over 10 years. president obama emphasized the positive. >>ed -- the good news is, we agree on the big thingings. after racking up deficit debts we need to get our fiscal house in order. both sides are going to have to step outside of the comfort zones and make political sacrifices. >> it sounds good but easier said than done. players mest thursday . they will vote on increasing the debt ceiling. if they don't rais
in pakistan. that's something pakistan denies. in montana, the governor declaring a state of emergency in seven counties because of a ruptured pipeline that caused 42,000 gallons of oil to gush into the river last week. governor disagree about how widespread the oil is. the state says it has found oil 90 miles from the leak. now to ohio where a freight train traveling from cleveland to cincinnati leaked more than 1,700 gallons of diesel from its engine before anyone even realized it, crews are scrambling to clean up the mess. they say about 30 of those gallons spiel spiled in s spill when the train stopped on a bridge in downtown columbus. and the dow finishing in the green, up 56 points. let's go to allison kosik live at the stock exchange. i know we're going to get several jobs reports this week. what should we be looking for as we see these numbers come out today? that's kind of the game on wall street. the bar right now really low in may. as this week goes, we're going to see three jobs reports come out over the next two days. adp is going to begin the show tomorrow morning to repo
compound that u.s. and pakistan were not on the same page. >> we will following this. reza, thanks. >>> petree watched as a gra maid landed near him. he grabbed grabbed the grenade and threw it back. it severed his right hand. this afternoon he is awarded the medal of honor for his life-saving action. barbara starr is joining us live from the pentagon. barbara, tell us more about this pretty usa young man. >> reporter: he will receive the medal of honor later today from president obama in the white house what they call acting above and beyond the call of duty. it was a very daring daylight raid that they were on. usually, these types of compound raids take place under the cover of darkness. they went in during the day after insurgents. when they got in the compound, heavy fire end. the only place to find cover was a chicken coop and where they tried to fire back from. petree, a grenade tossed to his area in the chicken coop. he picked it up, already wounded and threw it back at the insurgents. it went off in his hand and he lost his right hand. but according to other troops who wer
.s. troops in afghanistan. this report out of the "new york times" says the aid could resume if pakistan takes tougher action against the taliban as well as al qaeda. meanwhile, defense secretary leon panetta is in afghanistan as i was mentioning. panetta is meeting with american military leaders as well as afghan officials. atia abawi is in kabul, afghanistan. he's making strong remarks when it comes to al qaeda and how he wants to continue stamping them out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. that's absolutely right. on his flight from d.c. to kabul he did speak to reporter on the plane that he was on about al qaeda and said that the strategic defeat of al qaeda was within reach, pointing to the death of osama bin laden, pointing to the information that we were able to retrieve from his compound, including the names of key leaders that they'd like to go after. and he says that this is the time to go after al qaeda. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue thi
and influenced china in term which influenced india which may be influencing pakistan. that same pattern may be beginning to happen in africa as we have some real success stories in other countries thinking if rwanda can do it, why can't we? >> we'll have to leave it at that. thank you very much. we will be right back. >> if i can finish now -- oh, yes, why don't you meow when i woman does that. between accoun, so your money can move as fast as you do. check out your portfolio, track the market with live updates. and execute trades anywhere and anytime the inspiration hits you. even deposit checks right from your phone. just take a picture, hit deposit and you're done. open an account today and put schwab mobile to work for you. >>> canada pulled the last of the combat troops out of afghanistan this week. this brings us to our question of the week. how many nations still have combat troops in afghanistan as part of the international security assistance force? is it a, 6, b, 16, c, 26 or d 46. stay tuned and we'll tell you the correct answer. go to cnn.com/gps for ten more questions. while yo
.s. relations with pakistan are getting icier as drone attacks are intensifying following this suspension of one-third of u.s. military aide to pakistan. u.s. slammed pakistan's reluctance to fight afghan militants along its border. >>> a government accountability report released today finds the system for detecting medicaid and medicare fraud are inadequate and underused. billion of dollars and claims are paid out each year, according to the report. >>> final spacewalk of the nasa era is conducted today. two space station residents will execute the walk to retrieve a broken pump. meantime, the landing plan for the "atlantis" has changed. it will now touchdown in the predawn houring of july 21st at the kennedy space center. >>> meantime, all eyes are going to be on sergeant scott moore at the marine corps ball this november when he shows up with movie star mila kunis on his arm. he asked her to the ball on youtube. take a look. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call me scott. i just want to take a moment out of my day to ask you to the marine corps ball in november in north carolina. yours t
of millions of dollars in aid to pakistan. unless that nations pursues militant groups more aggressively. on his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense leon panetta said yesterday that the defeat of al qaeda is within reach. panetta says eliminating as few as ten of the terrorists' top figures could cripple its ability to strike. citizens of the world's newest nation, the republic of south sudan celebrated their independence yesterday. the u.s. delegation to the festivities included former secretary of state colin powell who helped broker the end of sudan's civil war in 2005. the search for seven missing americans goes on this morning off the coast of baja california. they were on a boat that capsized last week in the sea of cortez. the mexican navy says the men may be on one of the area's barrier islands. in sports, the wait is over. more than 50,000 fans in new york's yankee stadium enjoyed an "i was there" moment yesterday when derek jeter stroked his,000th career hit. >> announcer: deep to left field. >> osgood: a home run over the left field wall. jeter is the 28th playe
and talked about, we're not worried about the al qaeda in pakistan because of the death of bin laden though we can't write off ayman al-zawahiri, the new leader of al qaeda in the pakistani tribal areas but he's worried about yemen and al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and also, somalia, across the waterways there where you have al-shabab. so, al qaeda has been morphing for quite some time, since 9/11 and i think he's saying the threats are moving in that direction and that he thinks and the administration believes that al qaeda, the one we think of from 9/11 purposes, usama bin laden and ayman al-zawahiri, may be on its death bed. alisyn: and how, in this new 2.0 version, how much of a threat is anwar al-awlaki. >> he's dangerous, he was here in the u.s. on 9/11 and left the u.s. and went to yemen and, is responsible probably for at least three major attacks or plots in the u.s., including the detroit under wear bombing. including the fort hood assaults, attacks and the ink cartridge capers, where they tried to modify ink printer cartridges as bombs and is considered probably the most dang
are spending significant money. shall we send that $700 million to pakistan? alisyn: i thought you guys just said that you two could work it out because you're reasonable, so what is going on here, dick harpootlian and brad blakeman we'll have you back soon to see if we can hammer out an agreement then. it's already bad news for farmers and a worry for consumers. today we are hearing that a brutal drought could become the new normal of millions of americans. we'll show you why in three minutes. this epic protest a year ago led to all sorts of questions about the tactics being used by some public employee unions. now some of those questions are being answered, as we get our first look at the actual game plan behind this. and casey anthony is out of jail, but where did she go? answers just three minutes away. >> she is gone, she is safe andee lab brat plans had to be made to keep the people away from her. her life is going to be very difficult for a very longtime, as long as there are so many people of a lynch mob mentality. so how about this weekend we learn some new tricks of the trade... th
that militants played a role in this and pakistan has condemned the bombing just as these two countries have started talking again about their differences. natalie. >> michelle kosinski, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton heads to turkey today as she kicks off a 12 day diplomatic world tour. topping her to-do list, be inning national pressure on moammar gadhafi. wednesday clinton said gadhafi's days in power are, quote, numbered. >>> a water war is being waged on capitol hill where the house has pass the a bill that would cut the epa's pourer to overrule state's decisions on water quality. the white house threatened to veto the bill saying it would undo four decades of progress in protecting the water supply. >>> whether she or won't she? sarah palin says she'll announce her plans for the 2012 presidential race in late august or early september. what she is saying now, though, is she believes she could beat president obama and could not see herself campaigning for one of the current republican candidates. >>> the weekend is coming early to space where astronauts will get time
. >>> meanwhile the u.s. is suspending $800 million in aid to pakistan. the obama administration says that the decision will stand until both countries can mend their rocky relationship. some experts say that the move is unlikely to pressure the country to cooperate anymore. >>> more troubling news about the jobs market following friday's disappointing numbers. a new survey 64 .of businesses are not planning to hire in the next year. small businesses employ about half of nation's private sector workers. >>> first day to reserve tickets for the 9/11 memorial in new york. it opens to the public september 12th. tickets are free and you can learn more about them at 911memorial.com. >>> and an ohio man is being called a hero this morning and rightly so after saving his own son's life. abc's matt gutman has details of the father who did not hesitate to put himself in harm's way. >> reporter: 3-year-old dylan mccoy turned deadly serious on saturday. he was jumping on a rotting piece of plywood, the wood gave way and dylan plunged 40 feet. hearing terrifying screams, they lowered a ladder int
now for panetta is to keep attacking al qaeda in pakistan, yemen, and somalia. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. as a threat to this country. >> the u.s. has long said it believes al qaeda remains very interested in high-profile attacks and would like nothing better than to bring down a u.s. aircraft. apparently, osama bin laden was even talking about assembling a team of operatives. but of course, those navy s.e.a.l.s killed him in the compound before he could carry out the plan any further. >> general petraeus, i take it is getting ready to leave afghanistan, heading over to the cia? >> very soon. in fact, the change of command ceremony that will turn everything over in afghanistan to marine corps general john allen will take place monday morning in kabul. petraeus will get on a plane, come back to the united states, retire from years of service in the active duty army, and, in fact, in the coming weeks will do exactly that. take over
. neither al qaeda in afghanistan nor pakistan now pose as grave a threat to america as their affiliate in somalia, that according to u.s. counterterrorism officials. the group known as al shabaab has even been successful in recruiting westerners. >> al shabaab is recruiting inside american mosques in somali communities like minneapolis and san diego according to the justice department. >> reporter: congressman peter king, chairman of the commtee on homeland security, held a hearing on the increasing threat. >> the terrorist training camps run by al shabaab teach their participants how to kill people and so the ability of one of those individuals to return to the united states and to put into practice that training is a threat. >> reporter: abc news has learned that before he died osama bin laden was secretly urging al shabaab to target the u.s. at least 40 somali-americans have trained and fought in a civil war in their homeland in the last three years, including three suicide bombers. as many as two dozen remain unaccounted for. >> probably the next, most significant terrorist threat
and operations really pick up in places like yemen and somalia. of course, top concerns always pakistan and what's going on inside that country and north korea and perhaps the number one target, if you will, for gathering intelligence about what they are up to may well be iran. the u.s. believes iran is really trying to extend its influence in both afghanistan and iraq and around the world. there will be a lot of effort over the coming years to see what iran is up to. general petraeus in charge of all of that now as director petraeus. we will see if he gives up the nickname he had for so many years since he attended west point where his cadet, fellow cadet buddies, used to call him peaches petraeus. >> where's the peaches come from? >> you know, guys at the academy, they just sort of make stuff up. i found out recently that amongst his buddies, his fellow former cadets, many of them now two, three, four-star generals themselves, that name peaches petraeus has stuck over the years. close friends, amongst others, maybe behind his back. not too much to his face. he's often called king david petraeu
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